FAQs
Using Gig.com in your job search

What is gig.com? How do I use it?

You can use gig.com to view millions of job openings across America and other countries. This is possible because gig.com is a job aggregator website i.e. we display jobs from all possible sources to you - the jobseeker.

You can start your job search by going to the home page. On that page, you can type in the job title and/or location. You can also use the Browse Jobs feature or Advanced Search options.

For more information on how to use the various site features, go to the job search tips page.

Can I submit my resume and cover letter while applying for jobs through the site?

Yes! You can add up to 10 resumes and 10 cover letters in addition to other supplementary material when you create a free account with us. This will help you customize your job search and you don't have to submit a generic application to the various employers you are applying to. You can add and edit these resumes and cover letters as many times as you want.

How are the jobs displayed?

The job openings are displayed by relevance or date. You can choose to see them listed by either way.

The default view is "relevance" but you can choose to see the latest by clicking on "date".

Can I save my search criteria on the website?

Yes. Once you have signed up for our free account, you can not only upload your resume but you can also specify what kind of jobs you want to see and how you want them displayed.

You can customize your account to show jobs by a specific job age, distance, and country, as well as specify the number of job openings displayed per page in your searches.

Can I create job alerts that I get in my email?

Yes, you can create an unlimited number of job alerts based on your preferences. You can edit them, deactivate them and delete them by going to the My Job Alerts section.

Why am I not getting my job alerts?

You can check your spam folder to make sure that our emails are not ending up in the wrong place. To make sure that you receive your job alerts, add our email address to your safe senders list.

Why am I getting so few job alerts?

Job alerts are based on the keywords that you have used to create them. Certain industries and locations may have few job openings so you could be receiving fewer alerts. You can edit your existing job alerts or create new ones to see if you can get more results.

How do I unsubscribe from my job alerts?

You can unsubscribe from your job alerts by clicking on the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email job alert. This link is included in every job alert that you get.

Why is my search showing job openings from neighboring cities and counties?

If you want to search for jobs only in your city, then type in the city's zip code or the city name and choose "Exact location" in the Distance filter under My Preferences. Your search results will be based on the radius that you choose. The maximum radius allowed is 100 miles.

How do I keep track of the jobs I have already applied to?

The My Jobs section lets you see which jobs you have applied to and which ones you have shortlisted.

Why am I seeing so few job openings in my field and location?

You should check your spelling for the job title and location as well as the state abbreviation. You can also try broadening your search parameters.

Use the Advanced Search feature or Browse Jobs feature to see how many jobs are available in your field and location. You can also increase your radius to see more job openings.

Why am I seeing so many job openings? Most of them are irrelevant to me.

This can happen if your search parameters are too broad. The easiest way to reduce them is to specify your location by entering the zip code or entering the city name and having a small radius. This can be done under your Preferences section once you are logged in.

You can also use the Advanced Search feature to specify which keywords you want to exclude and/or include, giving you even more focused results.

Why is the site not recognizing my town? I am looking for jobs in Philadelphia, MS not Philadelphia, PA.

When you enter a city name, the site will show you job openings for the biggest city with that name. However, you can specify your city by mentioning the state name with it, either in full or using its postal abbreviation.

My Gig.com Account Info

How do I register on gig.com?

You can register at no cost by signing up here: http://www.gig.com/gjsignup.php

Existing members can go here: http://www.gig.com/gjlogin.php

I forgot my password. How do I get it back?

Go here to retrieve your password. You just need to enter your registered email account and we will send it to you immediately.

How do I change my email address?

To change your email address, log into your account and follow this path:

My Gig - 'My Account' - Edit Email Address

How do I change my password?

To change your email address, log into your account and follow this path:

My Gig - 'My Account' - Change Password

How do I get in touch with your customer support team?

If you are still facing issues with your account, go here. You can email us your question and we will get back to you within one business day.

You can also call our customer support team at (626) 243-9365, between Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm PT.

How do I save a particular job opening while browsing through the site?

Every job opening displayed on the site will give three options: Save, Email and More. Clicking on Save puts that particular position in your saved jobs section. To access that follow this path:

My Gig - 'My Jobs' - Saved Jobs

I clicked on a particular job opening and now I am being asked to login to another site. Isn't my gig.com login enough?

By clicking on a particular job opening, you are applying to a job on that site or through that site. This may require you to create a login for that particular site. At gig.com, we are not involved with the job application and hiring process of the companies whose job postings you see in your search results.